The downside of making children’s snacks healthier via this method appears to be the financial cost - drying of fruit extracts to retain taste and nutritional value is expensive. I bet it is! But did anyone ever stop to ask why we need look beyond the whole fruit as a snack? Of course that leaves the manufacturers and marketers out in the cold ... but I digress.
Seriously, if you want your kids to eat healthy food, those tastes must be established in utero. So that means as a prospective mum your diet needs to be full of variety - organic if possible, fresh, whole, unrefined, in season and all the colours of the rainbow ! That means more red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple - it means reduced amounts of white and brown!